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Monday, August 21, 2017

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It’s So Shiny Disneyland Update

Disneyland's Castle continues to get bedazzled in preparation for the 60th anniversary Diamond Jubilee celebration. While still a work in progress, there is some cause for concern. It's not all bad, mind you, but...

A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 1 of 4

MSN (Microsoft Network) recently published “41 Insane Facts You Definitely Don’t Know About Disneyland” with this promise: “There’s some mind-blowing facts out there that even the ultimate Disney fan doesn’t know.” Yesterland looks at...

DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 13: The Hat Box Ghost, Walker Stalker Con

On this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, we discuss the mysterious new wall that recently materialized in the attic of the Disneyland Haunted Mansion, and ponder the possible return of the long-awaited Hat...

Diamonds appear on Sleeping Beauty Castle as Smokejumpers land in Disney California Adventure

Spring break is here as Disneyland is busy gearing up for its huge 60th Anniversary summer. At Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle is starting to get its sparkly diamond overlay installed, bringing a new...

Mousetalgia Episode 335: Cinderella, Indiana Jones Adventure

This week, Mousetalgia reviews Cinderella, Disney's latest live-action version of one of its classic animated films. How does Kenneth Branagh's new film compare to Disney's other live action remakes? We offer our two cents,...

Yesterland: Coca-Cola Tomorrowland Terrace

What’s that futuristic, white planter doing? It’s rising! There’s a bandshell under that planter, with a rock band playing on it. The planter is now on the roof of the bandshell. Cool!   Read the YESTERLAND...

Infographic: Hatbox Ghost How-To

A certain long lost resident of the Haunted Mansion is rumored to soon be returning. The story of the Hatbox Ghost is the stuff of legend. While he really existed, the special effect of...

Disneyland Resort Refurbs Amid Spring Blooms

Today, In the Parks steps in for Andy Castro and Dateline Disneyalnd.  It's business as usual at the Disneyland Resort.  Prices are up, rides are being refurbished, and the marketing team is mounting a...

Mousetalgia Podcast 334: You emailed, we reply

It's back to the Mousetalgia inbox! We read and respond to recent email, and topics include: favorite cast member costumes; favorite parades through Disneyland history; Disneyana collecting 101; Mousetalgia's dubious lyrical memory skills and...

Storybook Land and the “Class of ’55” at Yesterland

The Storybook Land Canal Boats at Disneyland opened June 18, 1956—which begs the question, why is this second-year attraction part of the “Class of ’55”?   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Storybook Land and the “Class...

Refurbishments continue as Disneyland prepares to close Innoventions

With work happening from Critter Country to Condor Flats, off-season refurbishments, construction and enhancements projects continue throughout the Disneyland Resort. In Disneyland, Disney has confirmed Innoventions will close at the end of March...

Mousetalgia Podcast 333: Newsies tour, Disneyland ’55, Disney auction

Mousetalgia carries the banner and reviews the current touring production of Newsies, which landed recently in San Francisco. We discuss the differences between the film and the touring production, and even some differences between...

Yesterland: Condor Flats Air Tours and the “Bear Left” Billboard

The airplane is here to let guests know that Condor Flats is an airfield. The billboard is another opportunity for a pun. After all, Yester California Adventure is the Punniest Place on Earth.   Read the...

Sleeping Beauty Castle emerges from refurbishment as Disneyland continues to prepare for its Diamond...

Sleeping Beauty Castle emerged from refurbishment last week, revealing a refreshed paint scheme that toned down some of the more saturated tones leftover from Disneyland's 50th Anniversary overlay. The Castle's new look will...

Mousetalgia Podcast 332: Three-day trips to Disneyland

The Mousetalgia 3-day Disneyland trip: our own methods, secrets, and ideas for making the most of the standard 3-day trip to Disneyland Resort. When is it better to spend a little more, and where...

Disneyland Long Ago, Not-So-Long Ago, and Now: Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland

Back in 2009, Yesterland ran a series of “Disneyland Then and Now” articles comparing Disneyland photos from the 1950s to similar photos in 2009. This month, Werner Weiss went back to the same locations...

Samland: Disneyland Parking

Parking. It seems that parking has always been an issue at Disneyland and having an adequate supply has been critical to the success of the park. Now, once again, parking has become an issue....

Disney raises ticket prices again as California Adventure celebrates Lunar New Year

Disneyland just got pricer! Disneyland quietly raised theme park admission prices across the board on Sunday, just nine months after the last price increase. The price hikes continue the Resort's aggressive pricing strategy,...

Mousetalgia Podcast 331: Star Wars Costumes, Disneyland Auction part 2

Mousetalgia investigates the ways of the force this week as Kristen goes to the recently opened "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" exhibit which premiered in Seattle's EMP Museum, and shares her opinions...

Luigi’s Flying Tires go flat in Cars Land as Sleeping Beauty Castle gets fresh...

Holiday crowds turned out for Valentine's Day and the long President's Day weekend as Disneyland continues various refurbishment and enhancement projects in both theme parks. In Disney California Adventure, Luigi's Flying Tires closes...